Artist of the moment…….Peggy Bacon

 

Peggy Bacon is an American artist renown or her caricature work and illustrations of children’s books. Peggy Bacon was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut in the year 1895. Bacon’s parents were both artists and met each other at the Art Student’s League of New York. Over her lengthy career Bacon illustrated more than 60 books including writing 19 of these.

Price range information: Bacon was a prolific printmaker with prices ranging from $500 to $10,000.

As a young child and teen Bacon lived in many different locations around the world including Paris, France and Nassau, Bahamas and the north eastern part of the United States.

In this clip we view a top 10 list of illustrations produced by Peggy Bacon:

After finishing high school at a boarding school her father killed himself due to depression.

Bacon enjoyed the Art Student’s League of New York City because it was the first time she was surrounded by young people who all had the same common interest and goals, to succeed in the world of art.

Bacon was elected to the National Academy of Design.

 

Peggy Bacon passed away in 1987 at the age of 91 years old.

Bacon worked in oils, watercolors, and gouache.

What wonderful draftsmanship. Bacon is often overlooked, but her drawing skills were just as good as other artists of her era such as Kenneth Hayes Miller and Ed Hopper.

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